Grateful Dead Poster
  • Grateful Dead Poster
Print Variations
The 1st printing is dark gold in color and matches the original printing of the postcard. It measures 13 7/8" x 20 1/16" and was printed before the concert.
The post-concert 2nd printing has a lighter and brighter gold background, measuring 13 15/16" x 20 1/8".
About Alton Kelley
As a founding member of the Family Dog, Kelley handled promotions for the events at the Avalon Ballroom, drawing posters and handbills. He soon met up with Stanley Mouse, and their association nurtured Kelley's success as an artist. Kelley had a natural talent for collage and a keen eye for culling and combining imagery and styles from diverse sources. Teamed with Mouse's drafting skill, collaborations became increasingly sophisticated, yet irreverent. Kelley always worked by hand, producing posters and other print graphics for a wide array of entertainment-oriented clients.